Wed, Jun

Woven Monkey is launching a service offering craft customers the ability to produce products on a range of polyester-based materials, including silk simulations and stretch fabrics. The move follows an investment by the Ilkeston-based company in an Epson SureColor SC-F-7200 dye sublimation press supplied by reseller RA Smart.

Canon Europe has extended its Young People Programme by offering interactive workshops to students in which they will be encouraged to take photos or videos of subjects that relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and express their views on the need for change. The first event took place in Cologne last week and will be followed by workshops in the UK, Finland and Poland in 2017, and in other locations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the future.

Signs Express (Sheffield) has donated its time and expertise to supply and install out of this world car graphics for Barnsley-based Flexseal, which today embarks on a charity adventure for the Keyline Rally, a 1980’s themed car rally across Europe. The rally supports the Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK).

DPI (UK) has completed the installation of super-sized display panels at refurbished AX Supercars’ showroom at Donington Park. Five 2 x 1m images have been printed on fabrics with a silicone edge so they can be quickly pushed into frames and replaced with new graphics as required.

Online print giant Pixartprinting intends to grow its textile print capability, and has launched a series of tension fabric frame systems and natural fabrics printed with reactive dyes, which can be ordered in lengths of as little as 1m.

To support its growing European business Kernow Coatings has created a new operating company called Kernow Coatings Europe. It is based in a new, purpose-built distribution centre in Gent, Belgium, where there is also a dedicated sales office and customer service team.

Peter Tipton has died aged 74. He was director of the British Sign Association (BSA) which later became the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) for 14 years - from 1991 to 2005. In August 2005, was recruited to act as Secretary to the European Sign Federation, a position he continued to fill right up to the time of his death.

Using his boat Sound Venture, Chris Reilly, owner of Signs Express (Plymouth) took part in the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit in Plymouth last Saturday to raise funds for St. Luke’s Hospice - an organisation providing specialist end of life care at home, in Derriford Hospital or in Turnchapel.

Fespa UK Association is holding a free to attend colour management workshop on 21 June. It will be held at its offices in Dorking and run 9am - 5pm.

The Printing Charity helped 1,646 people in 2016, an increase of 44% over the year before. The figure included 496 people helped through welfare grants, 98 residents in its two sheltered homes for retired people, 537 young people through its education work, 439 people with CV and job search training, and 76 through charity partnerships.

Paul Underwood, a driver at Antalis, has along with two other keen cyclists from associated businesses, raised £2,500 for charity via a 320 mile bike ride.

Spandex has added the 3.2m-wide HP Latex 1500 printer to its product portfolio. The company is now inviting demonstration booking for the machine at its Bristol facility.